Guitar Hero to Make a Comeback in the Fall

Guitar Hero Live

It’s been five years since the last “Guitar Hero” video game was released, and now, Activision and FreeStyleGames have announced the guitar-centric video game will be making a come back.

In a major press event earlier today, the people behind the hit video game officially announced that a new version of the game will be headed our way this Fall but no official release date was given. Some speculate this will happen during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June.

The new game will be called “Guitar Hero Live” which is one of the things that will make it different from it predecessors. “Guitar Hero Live,” like the name says, will be a live interactive game and will feature a new version of the plastic guitar as the controller.

Unlike past guitars, it will have six plectrums as opposed to the five from the previous incarnations; Fender, Gretch, Yamaha, Zildjian, and Blackstar have all contributed to the design.

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Another difference comes when the player is actually playing the game. Before, there used to be a figure representing the player, making it a little difficult to concentrate on the keys you needed to hit. But now, the point of view will be first person, allowing the player to see the “overly eager” fans in the crowd, or their fellow bandmates.

The footage will range from small nightclubs, to huge stadiums, all taking place in London.

Another issue that seems to have been kind of resolved, is the problem of the revolving door that is the music industry. When the game was at its prime, rock bands were all the rage, but now hip hop and dance music seem to be prominent. To keep up with the trend, the game will feature something called “Guitar Hero TV” which will let the player flip through genre-specfic channels for the music that best fits them as well as allow the player to play against friends or people across the globe, 24 hours a day.

Then, there’s the best part about the game. The music.

As of now, acts like Green Day, Ed Sheeran, The Killers, Pierce the Veil, Skrillex, The Black Keys, The Rolling Stones, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance and several more have been confirmed.

In a cool twist, they had Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz and former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way on hand at the event to try out the new device.

Check out a video from the event below and the trailer for it.

All in all, a game we’re really excited for as music lovers, video game people and those weirdos who still have the “Guitar Hero II” game and guitar at home.

“Guitar Hero Live” will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PS3, Nintendo Wii U, and “select mobile devices.”

Cobra Starship Down Two Members; Bringing in Pete Wentz?


Cobra Starship might have released a new song last month and begun hinting at a new album, but now news is coming that the electronic band are down not one, but two members.

In a statement posted on their Facebook page yesterday, the band revealed they have parted way with guitarist Ryland Blackinton and bassist Alex Suarez.

While the long post on the social media account does not detail why exactly the two left the band, aside from the usually cited “we’re excited to start a new chapter of our lives” statement, it does appear the departure was amicable.

Read the full post below which features the statement from Cobra and a joint statement from Blackinton and Suarez.

As the statement revealed, a new bassist has already chosen, though the clue given as the identity of said person is vague, but if you were to look at the band’s Wikipedia page, it states that Fall Out Boy bassist, Pete Wentz is a “current member.”


As we wait for the identity of the band’s newest bassist, because we can’t always trust Wiki, you can watch the official music video for Cobra’s recently released track, “Never Been in Love” featuring Swedish duo, Icona Pop.

Head “Back to Earth” with Steve Aoki and Fall Out Boy


Fall Out Boy and Steve Aoki?

If you think that the pairing sounds weird, then you might be right, but for some reason the DJ and the band have joined forces for Aoki’s new song, “Back to Earth.”

The song which was released yesterday, is featured on Aoki’s recently released new album, Neon Future I available through Ultra Music.

While the fact that the two spectrum of the music world came together on a track might seem kind of weird, the band and the DJ had tweeted pictures (as seen above) earlier in the year from inside the recording studio confirming that FOB’s Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz were working on something with Aoki.

Check out “Back to Earth” below.

With Fall Out Boy on the list, it appears that Aoki’s new album has a wide range of guests including Luke Steele from Empire of the Sun,, Flux Pavilion, and Waka Flaka.

As for Fall Out Boy, the Chicago-boys recently released a new song titled “Centuries” which will be featured on their upcoming new album although all we know the lead single and that it’s slated for a Spring 2015 release date.

Pete Wentz Addresses Some Fan-centric Concerns


Last month, Fall Out Boy frontman, Patrick Stump addressed something that he had on his chest concerning the “hate” culture in the pop culture world. Now, bassist Pete Wentz is following suit with writing up several blog responses to some issues that have been boiling with in the fan base.

Some of the issues include pitting certain band members against each other, meet and greet opportunities that might not happen in the upcoming tour and the instant negative reviews the band got when they released the album art work for their upcoming album, Save Rock and Roll.

You can read some of his responses right here:

“just to address a few things that have been weighing on me lately…

1. if you are a fan of this band- please don’t pit us against each other. however you feel about patrick i feel it x a million. that was one of the things that led to us taking time off- we felt as though some of the base and media pit us against each other. were a team. we fight for the user.

2. I’ve had a few people in my timeline bugging out about me not sticking around after shows. last year i got a threat during a post show hang. i don’t feel comfortable or safe sticking around areas that aren’t secure because of that. if you happen to run into me for sure come over and say hey- i do not bite, much. until i feel a bit better about that stuff I’m gonna stick to m&g’s and what not.

3. the album cover: I’ve always felt a particular draw to this part of the world. during WW2 my grandpa was shot down over burma and lived in a prison camp there. my grandma joined the OSS (the precursor to the modern CIA) and set out to thailand to search for him. since he returned to his family and i have been constantly interested in the area. i had a friend enter and document huge butterflies along the river and the discontent of the people and monks at their treatment by the junta. we held our breaths and watched as thousands of red cloths resisted.i love this is so simple but says so screams to me of a brothers separated by worlds- but connected forever as brothers.

i sometimes thing there isn’t a stronger yet more complicated bond than brothers. i love this photo. it is peace in a violent world. it is change in the face of an everlasting constant. but at the end of the day it is art. it is supposed to challenge you. we do not simply make things that we think are molded to be consumed by our fans- that is not what dictates what we create.  it is our art- i hope that you wait until you here the accompanying album to judge how you feel about it- but at the end of the day its art and you aren’t supposed to just like it. we aren’t a reality television show, were a band.”